Mayor launches Save Water Now education blitz
Tweed Mayor Cr Katie Milne today launched a massive education campaign to promote the message to Save Water Now by reminding residents that 'we're all in this together'.
Making her pitch to Christmas shoppers in person at Tweed City, Cr Milne urged everyone to get on board and make it a fun challenge to save as much water as possible.
"We are hoping on average everyone can save at least 50 litres of water per person per day," Cr Milne said.
"Fifty litres is only five normal household buckets. We would love you to save much more if you can."
Willow the Water Drop and Council officers assisted Cr Milne to hand out shower timers, mailbox and bumper stickers and a handy card about the level 2 water restrictions and how to save water in both the yard and the house.
"It's amazing how little water you can actually get by on," said Cr Milne. "Why not set up a competition between family members, friends or neighbours in your street to see who can save the most.
"We need everyone to pull together to reduce our use and save our limited supply.
"The dam is losing water much faster than predicted and significant rain is not predicted for months.
"Please forget about buying water using toys this year, but do spare a little for our thirsty wildlife by putting a small bowl of water in a strategic place in your garden."
The campaign will continue at Tweed City through to Sunday 15 December, before moving to The Pottsville Neighbourhood Centre and a street walk on Monday 16 December.
On Tuesday 17 December the Save Water Now campaign will be at the Kingscliff Shopping Village and on Wednesday 18 December at the Sunnyside Shopping Centre in Murwillumbah.
The campaign then returns to Tweed Heads on Thursday and Friday 19 and 20 December when it will set up at Tweed Mall, before returning to Tweed City on Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 December.
Shoppers are urged to take the time to chat to the Save Water Now team about what they can do to save water.